Comic and Concert Relief during JCK Las Vegas

Everyone needs a little comic relief after a hard day on the show floor.  While in Vegas, relieve a little show tension and stress with one of the many entertainment opportunities on The Strip. In between hectic days on the show floor and evening trade events, find some time to enjoy the abundance of non-work related events. For this edition of JCK’s Countdown to Vegas, we focus on bringing you concert and comedy selections. Tickets are going fast for these events! Listed below are the dates which are still available. Also, please see www.vegas.com for more details, tickets, and package deals. 

Barbra & Frank: The Concert That Never Was 
In a fantastic night of musically imagining what might have been, Barbra Streisand and Frank Sinatra go toe-to-toe with all their hits. Tribute artists Sharon Owens and Sebastian Anzaldo impersonate the legendary personalities in sound and spirit.                           
Dates:               Thursday, May 28; Sunday, May 31; Tuesday, June 2
Time:                8:30 p.m.
Ticket prices:    $69.95 GA
Location:          Le Bistro Theatre; Riviera; 2901 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Contact info:     888-LAS VEGAS

Barry Manilow presents ULTIMATE MANILOW: The Hits at the Las Vegas Hilton. 
He performs his hits “Daybreak,” “Bandstand Boogie,” “I Write the Songs,” “It’s a Miracle” and “Somewhere down the Road,” along with his tribute to The Strip, “Here’s to Las Vegas.”

Dates:              Weds. – Sat.
Time:                8:00 p.m.
Ticket prices:    $110.45 Rear Orchestra; $132.45 Balcony; $143.45 Rows R-U; $165.45 Main Floor Rows L-Q; $198.45 Main Floor Rows A-K
Location:          Hilton Theater; Las Vegas Hilton; 3000 S. Paradise Rd.
Contact info:     866-LAS VEGAS 

Blue Man Group hits the strip in their unique and colorful manner, with a particular penchant for PVC. Unless you’ve seen them before, the show is probably like nothing you’ve ever seen.

Dates:               Saturday, May 31-Sunday, June 1
Time:                7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. nightly
Ticket prices:    $101.85 Red Zone, Poncho B and Upgrade Special*
$142.00 Blue Zone and Poncho C         
Location: The Blue Man Group Theatre, 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89109
Contact info:  1-888-LAS VEGAS (527-8342)

Cher breaks out some Bob Mackie originals when she plays the 4,300-seat Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The suitably flashy and larger than life show will feature tons of hits from her long career as musical artist, actress and icon.          
                                                                                                     
Dates:               Tues. – Weds.; Sat. – Sun.
Time:                7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices:    $117.00 Second Mezzanine-Drink Package; $136.95 Second Mezzanine-Dinner Package; $162.00 First Mezzanine-Drink Package; $197.00 Rear Orchestra-Drink Package; $272.00 Front Orchestra-Drink Package.                                                              
Location:          The Colosseum; Caesars Palace ; 3570 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Contact info:     1-888-LAS VEGAS (527-8342)

George Wallace at the Flamingo 
Wallace won an American Comedy Award as “Best Stand Up Comedian,” in 1995, after four years of nominations. He is hilarious without being obscene or offensive, making his show welcoming to a wide audience. The show is 90 minutes, with cocktail service available inside the showroom.
Dates:               Tues. – Sat.
Time:                10:00 p.m.
Ticket prices:    $48.52 Balcony; $60.60 Main Floor Combo; $70.52 Main Floor; $87.07 VIP
Location:          Flamingo Showroom; Flamingo; 3555 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Contact info:     1-888-LAS VEGAS (527-8342)

Legends In Concert is the second longest-running show in Las Vegas (over 25 years!). On any given night, tribute artists may embody the countrified soul of Dolly Parton, the mellow funk of Barry White, or Madonna’s sexy strut. And at Harrah’s at least, Elvis has not left the building.    
                                                                                        
Dates:               Not showing Weds.
Time:                6:30 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.; 10:00 p.m.
Ticket prices:    $53.50 Standard Floor Admission; $63.50 VIP
Location:          Harrah’s
Contact info:     866-80-SHOWS

Le Reve means “the dream” in French and this spectacle promises to be a fantasy realized, with water, pyrotechnics and a host of other fantastic effects.

Dates:               Thursday – Monday.
Time:                7:00 and 9:30 p.m. Thursday – Monday.
Ticket prices:    $108.90 Splash Zone; $137.50 Premium; $196.90 Champagne Circle
Location:          Wynn Las Vegas; address TK
Contact info:     866-807-4697

Penn & Teller
The devilish duo descends on Vegas. But don’t expect a hat full of rabbits; in this show they’ve got needles, knives, bullets and fire up their sleeves.

Dates:               Ongoing; not showing Thurs. – Fri. or May 28 & 29
Time:                9 p.m.
Ticket prices:     $85.80 VIP upgrade special (excluding Sat.)
Location:           Rio
Contact info:      888-LAS VEGAS

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s s smash hit Phantom of the Opera gets a makeover with Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular. $40 million went into the custom-built theater designed to resemble Opera Garnier in Paris. The show has been cut down to about 90 minutes but the famous songs from the haunting musical remain intact.        
                                   
Dates:               Monday – Saturday, with an additional performance Monday and Saturday.
Time:                7 p.m. Monday – Saturday, with an additional performance at 9:30 p.m. Monday and Saturday.
Ticket price:       $76.90 Parterre; $109.90 Mezzanine; $133.00 Orchestra; $166.00 Golden Circle; $250.80 Exclusive VIP*
Location:           Phantom Theatre; Venetian; 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Contact info:      888-LAS VEGAS 

The Platters, Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, The Marvelettes Never has a trip down memory lane been so rockin’! Golden oldies get taken out for a spin as The Coasters and Motown legends The Platters and The Marvelettes perform all their hits in a fun, energetic, toe tapping night that everyone is sure to enjoy.                                                                                                  

Dates:               Daily
Time:                7:30 p.m.
Ticket price:       $49.50 GA; $62.50 Golden Circle; $72.50 VIP
Location:           Congo Room; Sahara; 2535 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Contact info:      888- LAS VEGAS 

The Rat Pack Is Back
Relive the good ole days with Frank and Dino and the gang in a show that features all your crooning favorites such as “That’s Amore” and “Fly Me to the Moon”.
Dates:              Daily
Time:               7:30 p.m.
Ticket price:       $55.00 GA; $69.00 GA and dinner package; $71.75 VIP;
$85.50 VIP and dinner package
Location:           Plaza
Contact info:      1-888-LAS VEGAS (527-8342)

For a critically praised dinner-comedy show, go to the Rio for Tony ‘n’ Tina’s Wedding – From the start of the hilarious faux wedding ceremony to the end of a night of dinner and dancing, audience members participate and party right along side the bride, groom and wedding party. There will be a full Italian dinner, champagne toast and wedding cake. This event is suitable for the whole family, especially for couples, and is great for groups. 

Dates:               On-going; no show Sunday
Time:                7 p.m.
Ticket prices:    $89.99 GA and Ticket Upgrade Special; $140.80 VIP Package
Location:          Planet Hollywood
Contact info:     888-LAS VEGAS
www.tonyandtinavegas.com

Comedian and former “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” star Wayne Brady comes to the showroom in the Venetian. Among many other accomplishments in the industry, Brady had a daytime talk show, “The Wayne Brady Show,” which won four Daytime Emmy Awards. He continues to work on television, and is touring the country’s top comedy clubs. 

Dates:               Tues. – Weds.
Time:                9:00 p.m.
Ticket prices:   $84.50 Rear level; $106.50 Front level; $172.50 VIP/Meet and Greet
Location:          Venetian Showroom; Venetian; 3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Contact info:    888-LAS VEGAS

Zumanity, The Sensual Side of Cirque du Soleil The exotic phenomenon has taken an erotic turn, exploring various aspects of sensuality (often humorously) in the course of the 90 minute show. The mind-bending feats of human strength, grace and agility remain well intact, just a little sexier!                                                                                                           

Dates:               Tuesday – Wednesday, Friday – Sunday
Time:                7:30 and 10:30 p.m. Tuesday – Wednesday, Friday – Sunday.  
Ticket prices:   $79.40 Balcony; $90.40 Upper Orchestra & Ticket Upgrade Special; $112.40 Orchestra; $304.00 Sofa package for 2
Location:          Zumanity Theatre; New York – New York; 3790 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Contact info:    888-LAS VEGAS